Colotenango vintage corte (wrap skirt).

This circa-1980 corte was hand woven on a back strap loom in two equally sized warp-striped cotton panels. Most cortes are woven on food treadle looms, a much faster technique. The warp stripes are primarily red and an indigo dyed blue. The panels are decorated with supplementary brocade in various geometric patterns executed in the soumak technique. Cortes from the Colotenango area are the most elaborate among the few villages where skirts are still woven on back strap looms. This fine example is in very good condition. It was acquired from Sra. Berta Hernandez of Santa Maria de Jesus. Warp 229 x weft 61 cm. (21-43) $ 180 or best offer.